Psychoactive substances have long been connected to the creative process. But how does addiction affect creativity? And what’s the relationship between mental illness and creative work? A look at the darker side of the coin here.
art and addiction
Does credit belong to the drugs or the writers? A look at how some of the best English language writers have struggled with addiction and often lost.
How can you keep the brain growing and avoid negative patterns as you age? A “How To” article from Dr. Louise Stanger provides practical answers here.
What is the main benefit of using Art Therapy as a tool in addiction treatment and recovery? Reiki Master and spiritual healer Havi Mandell, Ph.D., LCSW speaks about the effectiveness of implementing art in recovery. Learn more here.
Are you an addict in recovery? Guess what? Your story matters. Here’s a unique opportunity to gather some tips on how to tell your story and make a difference. Daniel Maurer shares with us practical tips from his personal and professional expertise. Click to learn more!
7 ways to integrate music therapy into rehab includes choosing appropriate music, guiding the listening experience, using live musicians, and promoting continued practice. More here.
Like other forms of art, poetry is therapeutic. Ideas on the benefits of finding your voice in addiction recovery here.
Being creative doesn’t need to involve drugs or alcohol. 7 ways to be creative without drugs or alcohol here.
Is it possible to be creative without drugs? Absolutely! Here, Ted Brown tells his story, a musician in recovery who has learned that meditation, prayer, and perserverance lead to finding your true voice.
Songs about addiction and recovery from FireDean Schilling, and the story behind his music. An excellent resource for connecting and relating from one addict to another through music.